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Poster: Harry Wilson Date: Dec 2, 2016 6:27pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Guide to missing 'Suspense' programs

Hello again; thank you for the links. I already knew about RadioGOLDINdex and Escape and Suspense, but the others are new to me. It's good to hear that Escape and Suspense is still live; I was worried that the site was not being maintained and might soon disappear (although I've actually stopped reading it, out of fear of subconsciously plagiarizing them).

I hope I didn't give the impression that I'm an expert researcher; I'm not an expert on OTR (or much else), I'm just a fan. I have enjoyed hunting down the backstories and other information on some episodes, however, particularly the Dragnet episode 'The Big Thank You' (yes, the story is true) and some Bob & Ray episodes in the BARFTTD collection.

My original reason for writing these blurbs, for a website that never got off the ground, was for those times when I tried to interest folks in OTR but had trouble articulating my reasons for enjoying it. In that case, I could just point them to the website; like Laurie Anderson says, "If you can't talk about it, point to it." Now I write my articles with an imaginary twenty-year-old in mind, and try to provide what info they would need to fully enjoy the shows.

I have been fortunate in that many people have visited my pages on The Archive, and I hope some of them have benefited from my context and glossaries. What I can't figure out is why the most popular page is the two very weak (in my opinion) Frank Graham episodes of Jeff Regan. While it's true that these weren't on The Archive before, neither was 'The Prodigal Daughter', a much stronger episode of the series.

Again, thank you for your help, and I'll try to upload some Suspense pages soon. In the meantime, if you're feeling Christmassy, check out my next forum post.

P.S. Why isn't your book on Suspense coming out? Think about it.